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Official Paper of Baa Dutte County TWICE A WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY tiiiii ihi Mii.r ail nn iiv nv M n 4 VOLUME xxvm. JilCK FENNING ; T.1EETS DEATH IN GERING TWISTER FORMER ALLIANCE MAN FROM INJURIES. DIES Suffers Broken Spine When Tornado : Lifts House From Ground and Dwhts It to Hew, "Jack" Fenning, nineteen years df age, a former Alliance resident and brother of George Fenning of this city, died at Gering Tuesday afternoon from injuries received about 5 p. m, Sun day, when a small tornado struck his ihorae two and one-half miles east of U that city. Mr. Fenning had been mar ried hut two months. . His brother, George was called to Gering Tuesday and returned early thi.? morning. ' , According to stories of the casualty, a funnel-shaped cloud appeared about 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, dropping down near the Fenning home. An other house stood nearby, only fifty .yards away and the tornado missed ".this residence entirely, striking the ' Yenalng home with full force. Mr. fenning was visiting at the neighboring home when the cloud approached, and had gone over to his 1 home to close the windows, fearing damage to the furniture. He was in side -when the tornado lifted the house about forty feet into tha air. Almost immediately the building' was lowered i we ground, put not vioient.1", Tew seconds later it was lifted into the air a second time, and this time. it was dashed to the earth with ter- rific force, which shattered it, Fenning, rendered unconscious by the shock, was picked up after the storm about a hundred and fifty feet .from the house. He never regained eonsciousness. An examination dis--tftoaed that his spinal column was severed. -- w ' " ... Mrs. Fenniny, a bride of but two i months, was visiting at a neighbor's home, half a ni'Ie away,' when the tornado struck. She saw her home as it waB lifted high into the air, but did not know that her husband was inside. The storm struck only the Fenning home, and after demolishing it trailed along the ground for a . distance . of seventy-five or eighty rocb, then lifted "and disappeared. f Jack Fenning was borrt in Alii iice and until a few years ago made This home here. He removed td Ger ing five years ago and in June -of this year was married to Miss Edna Bott of Gering. He leaves three sis- "ters, Mrs. M. J. Johnson of this city, sind Margaret and Juanita, both of Gering. Five brothers survive, George f this city, Henry, Con, Adam and Leroy, the latter four living in Gering. Domestic Difficulties of Gribble Family Are Aired in County Court "Hearing was held in county court Wore Judge Tash this morning on the complaint of Mrs. Anna I Gribble, who filed a formal statement with the county judge yesterday morning that she has just cause to fear, and does fear, that Harold A. Gribble, her hus band, will make an assault upon her with intent to do great bodily harm and injury. After hearing the testi mony, Judge Tash continued the case for thirty days, to leave the door open, he said, for a reconciliation. He gave it as his belief that if he put the hus band under a peace bond, it woul' serve only to widen the breach between the couple. Mrs. Gribble went on the stand and recited a number of incidents of their domestic life, covering the last ten years, and especially the last six weeks. The couple have been married sixteen years and have two sons. According to the plaintiff's story, her husband was frightfully jealous at times, and when seized by a fit of jealousv would threaten her nnd some times Strike her. These jealous fits "have been coming more often of Mo, jihe said, and six weAs ao. when she was talking over the telephone to a friend, he had torn the instrument from the wall. Two days a;ro he re peated this, ami she had informed him that until he had it reinstalled, the woud rot cook for him. She had learned to dance the first of 'the year and for a time he accompan ied her, but more often he stayed at -the club all his spare time. He ob jected to her attending the dances, or to dancing with other men. Wednesday morning a quarrel came, after he had torn the phone from the on Tuesday morninjr. She refus- - wt in u-et nn and eet Dreaxrast lor ' him. she said, until it was replaced, he had ordered her from the house, tell- coiored people of Alliance and ing her to "get the hell out of here. vlcimty observed August 4, Emanci She testified that he be to throw natinn dav. the anniversary of the ' her clothes out of the house. Then tie 'struck her on the head, making a cut on her forehead which she exhibited 'to tha court. About 6 o clock she went to a friend's, and when she was brought home at 9 o'clock, she said, he refused to permit her to nter the ' ance Mcnarch3 did bupebal battle with house. Her complaint was n!edanolher coiored team and the game Thursday. wa productive of rome of the most There were a number of Incidents i enthu.-iastic rooting. which the witness gave, concerning! times when he had drawn a razor R c. Pearson and son went across her throat, struck her, made to Ljncoin Wednesday. (Eight Pages) ALLIANCE, BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NET.UASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th, 1921. " No n 1 111 ' " ' ' ' ' ' i : : scenes at dances and on the street, and ui wvwuvna wnea ne naa struck, ner. i She denied that she had talked unduly ' to men over me telephone, that she had made or kept dates with men other than her husband or that she had given him cause to challenge her faithfulness. Mr.. Gribble did not go on the stand in his defense, but his counsel, Harry Gantz, attempted to show that the plaintiff had by her behavior justified the defendant in his jealousy. Mrs. Gribble admitted that once when he had asked her where she had been that she had told him it was none of hts business. Te defease showed that Mr. Gribble had had these jealous fits fer SomeyeftT8y-and tried to get the de fendant to admit that she was really hot afraid that he woud harm her. Verne Gribble, fifteen, testified that he had seen his father strike his mother Thursday morning and that dishes were broken, furniture tipped over and a rough house generally had taken place. He said that his father had thrown some of her clothes out the front door, and that he had tried to get them to stop. Jimmy, eleven years old, also testified to (he quarrel. MRS. BERTHA SCHLEY DEAD Mrs. Berth Schley, seventy-four years of age, died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Feyen, 812 Box Butte avenue. Mrs. Schley suffered an attack of heart fail ure at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, collapsing in the yard. She never re gained consciousness. The body will be taken to St Joseph, Mo., this even ing, for burial. "-- Mrs. Schley leaves a son, Adolph B. scniey. oj Oklahoma City, Ukl. Her 6n arrived Wednesday for a visit with A1 his mother and sister, Mrs. Feyen, who 'was just released a day or two ago from the hospital. Mrs. Schley was feeling very happy yesterday morning, with her Mm here and her daughte out te hosnitaf. Her son will re turn with the body. SAYS NEBRASKA CATTLEMEN ARE IN VERY BAD WAY FRONTIER COUNTY MAN DRAWS , s DESOLATE PICTURE May Accurately Represent Conditions in Other Parts of State, But Not Box Butte County Nebraska" ranchers have sold their cattle down so close that farmers look ing about for stock to replenish their larms can nnd none Jn the state, ac cording to W. H. Campbell, county ag ricultural agent of Frontier county, in a letter to The Lincoln Star. Mr. Campbell may have given an accurate picture of conditions in his own locality, but it doesn't give the proper idea of the situation in Box Butte county and the neaiby cattle country. John O. Bayne, The Herald's LTraveler, who is just completing a trip over Uox Butte county aud Alliances trade territory, thinks the 'Frontier county man has overdrawn the situa tion somewhat. "I will have to take isseu with him," said Mr. Bayne. "What he says may be true of some localities in the state, but it isn't the case in Box Butte coun ty. I have driven over the entire county in fact, have visited every farm during the past three months and have talked with the farmers and ranchers in a way that gave all the information required to kaow the sit uation. There are not as many cattle in Box Butte county as there should be, but there are thousands of them thnt will be .olL A number of herds in the county contain from three hun dred to two thousand head. "Box Butte courty ranchers are go ing to sell. Trainloads of good beef rattle will go to market from Box Butte county, but not in all cases be cause the owners are pinched for money. The Box Butte cattle are fin ished and ready to be sold. I have also talked with men who say that they will not sell until prices get hotter. They believe that within a few months the market will show an increase, and feed is plenteous enough so they fiirure they will have all to gain and nothing to lose by holding on to them, in my opinion, Mr. Campbell has overdrawn the situation. The truth is bad enough but the picture he gives is entirely too black." (Continued on Page 5) Colored People Observe Emancipation Day With Program at Race Track .jini. of tva declaration of independ enc witn a pr0Krara of sports in the afternoon and in the evening with a limher 0f addresses at the A. M. E. cnurcn The program was in charge f lh Rev B h. Moore. The Alli- EL E. CHURCH CORNERSTONE TO BE LAID SOOil SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, IS DESIG NATED AS THE DAY. Masonk Fraternity to Be in Charge of Services Bishop Stuntt on the Program. The cornerstone of the new Alliance Methodist Episcopal church will be laid on Sunday, August 28, and plans are being made for a big public pro gram on that date. Bishop Homer C. Stunti of Omaha, it Is understood, has consented to be present and make an address, and other speeches will . be made by state officers of tha Masonic fraternity, which will be in charge of the services. , - . Alliance lodge, A. F. & A. M., has extended an invitation to the grand master, Lou Smith of long Pine, Neb,, to be present for the ceremonies. He has not yet formally accepted the in vitation, but it is understood that if he is utoable to be present, one or more grand officers will be here in his stead. The formal program has not been arranged, but arrangements are under way for a big celebration. The corner stone was donated to the church by th Paine-Fushburn Granite company of Grand Island through its local repre sentative, Al Wiker. ...., Judge Tash Settles Case Arising Over . Purchase of Spuds The suit of E. G. Herman vs, Thoni1 aa Green, both parties to the suit Iiv ing in Uemingford, was heurd by County Judge Tash Wednesday.' Her man sticd Green for $10'J.6!, on an alleged contract dated January 13, 1121, in which ho. declared Green had agreed to deliver to hirrt SSO bllshels of Prime No. 1 lied Triumph sved po tatoes, sacked, f. o. b. Hemingford. Herman alleged that a $25 check had been given in part payment. Thij check was never cashed, but was torn Up near the Warn ' store in Hcming- roru. Herman charged that potatoes rose in price from 75 cents to $1 a bushel, and thia was the reason the defendant had failed to deliver all the ?puds. Damages were claimed in the amount named. Green's testimony was that he was a retired farmer, owned no spnds, grew none and had none to sell. Herman told him that he wanted to bny four loads and that a tenant had told him he was willing to have Green act as his agent. Green sold him a quantity of potatoes then in a celler, selling them as is, neither sacked nor loaded on cars. lie said that Green had giv en him a check, which he had put in hi spoeket without inspecting. Later 1 he met Clarence. Kosenberger and the check was examined and it was dis covered that Herman had written thereon that it was in part payment for 850 bushels of prime No. 1 Red Triumph seed potatoes, Kicked, f. o. b. Hemingford. He had several times, before witnesses, trie dto return the check, but Herman had said it was a small matter and refused to take it The check, had been returned by mail. come back, went forward and Dassed back and forth until Green notified theK postmaster he would not accept it again. Finally, in fiont of Herman. he had destroyed the check. Judge Tash 'a finding was that no contract existed, and he found in fa vor of the defendant, taxing the costs, which were paid, to the plaintiff. Ex-Service Men Needn't Have But $273 to Make hntrVfin LnrHTniP I, find j v.. Announcement was made by Roliert's G. Simmons, State Commander of the Neoraska Americarr Iiegion, that the deposit required of ex-service men on the rt. Laramie project, which is to be thrown open on September 2, has been reduced from five dollars to $1.70 per acre. On September 9, the government will open to homestead entry 2'12 farms on the North Platte Irrigat'on project. They will be disposed of by drawing but no one but ex-service men will be allowed to draw for ninety days. The government required a de posit at time of drawing of $5.00 per acre. Believing that this would be. prohibitive to most of the soldiers Mr. Simmons appealed to the government to lower this ' required - deposit. ' A telegram .from Senator Hitchcock, states that this has been done and men need only have $273 to make applica tion. "We feel that the lowering of the deposit required will enable many ser vice men to take advantage of this op portunity,", stated Mr. Simmons. "We round that the setting of the amount of the deposit was fixed by department ruling end I am glad to announce that we have succeeded in getting it changed." HIRTIIS August 2 To Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Kearns, a son. CLUBROOnSOF FIREMEN TO BE USED BY SCHOOL UPPER HALF OF CITY HALL TAK EN OVER BY SCHOOLS New Equipment Ordered and Fire E tp to Be Constructed Other Plans for the Club -. The upper story of the city hall will b used by the Alliance schools this yeafc The school ter mbegins the first of next month, and the school board is faced with tha task of fitting up the council chamber nd club rooms of the volunteer fire department with desks, as wl sla constructing a fire escape, within the next few weeks. The neces sary equipment has already been or dered, and the .work of installation will take place on its arrival. , The. school board this summer talked of going head wit' hita building pro gram. ' Bonds were voted over a year ago for the construction of a junior high school and a ward school. The building costs were believed to be ex-c.-ttive by the board, which postponed all thought of building until they could get more for their money. "This spring there was some talk of building one of the buildings, and at one time it was decided to go ahead with the con struction, but when the resultjn in crcasAd taxes was discovered, the board apparently decided to make no move for the time being, although they had ample authority to do as they pleasyl. Acor,Iing to Supt W. R. Pate, this year'.; enrollment will exceed that of last jkt, and additional quarters were neces-arv. The chief inconvenience ta'tll Mia I'ilim! fy n r ikIio - iu.ve t'ttod un unit of the ro.jwr a rlnT-"-City JJantu'er Kummssh has them, nnd from his conversations with various members" of the department, believes that tlipy will cheerfully make whatever sacrifices are oecesaiy. .1 . Canipfire Girls Are I Having Spldid Time ' at not springs tamp The Alliance Campfire Girls, seventy of whom are in - the midst of a1 two weeks' camping tour,-at Hot Springs, ore havin gthe time of their young lives. The rainstorm" last Sunday rather balled up the schedule, and it was Monday before the girls had all arrived and been sorted out and -as signed tO tents, but since then the en-Mro tire city of Hot Springs has been do-fis fast arf thvr arrive, but despite the ir.g its best to see that they have a : umtriendline.is' of the cops, the hoboes 1,'. , , , , continue to arrive" m nbout the same The daily routine includes open nir i a they ar shoved into de- cooking, hikes and side trios. One of partinff train. The laVt eck has wit the girls has written 1 he Herald, Riv- nease,, an especially large- influx- of ing an idea of the entertainment of-, hoboes vho are to be found' feting in fered them: 'Wednesday night ainMMt every shady spot in the railroad Giarjes Bagley Clark, a poet, rpoke to , an(, frfii ht d anJ especially us and read several poems, which all ; aroum, the pnssen)fer station. They of us enjoyed. Friday night M'nre shooed away from time to time, Ricker, the guardtan of the Hot but most of them drift back. Springs Campfire Girls, will give a! paity for us. The main part of the From other parts of the state come evening will be spent in listening to a , rumors of I. W. W.'s, who are recruit letture, after which ice cream and cake ; ing members for their organization yb will be served. The Hot Springs peo- force. Now and then comes the news pie are loveiy. ihey do nearly every thing for us. They are trying to get enough cars to take us to Sylvan Lake Sunday. Monday evening all of the girl sure going through Wind Cave." More Trouble Hay Be ' Stacking Up Against Ultimate Consumer A tax of 2 cents on ha.ik checks, a license of 10 on all automobiles, irrespective of cos inrreaxa of firvt cls tKirftutre rates to t cents and an addd levy on cigars, tobuccu and ciiramtes are understood to be among tax revision suggestions presented Monday by Secretary Mel'on to the houre, ways and means com mittee, meeting in executive sessions. Other suggestions if 50 per cent in transportation taxes, both passenger and freight, next year and tnelr elim ination th year following. Repeal of the taxes on soda foun tain drinks and ice cream. Repeal of the excess profits tax and elimination- of the $2,000 exemption on corporations' incomes. Increase of the normal income tax on corporation from the present 10 per cent to 15 per cent. ' Elimination of the income surtax brackets above 40 per cent with the surtax rates on incomes ranging from $6,000 to $W,000 increased. The revenue bill as revised in accord with these suggestions would be de signed to raise approximately four bil l;ons of dollars next year, it was said. Mr. Melton's memorandum embodying his views was withheld, but Chairman V-'Hney promised to make it public today. uepresentative Garner of Texas, the i ranking democratic member of the i committee, aita-ked the treasury sec- rPtArv nronosals. declarinir that every lone of them constituted a shifting "of the tax burden from the classes to the m.is.?es." Official Figures on Scottsbltiff-Alliance Golf Matches Sunday The golfers of th Allianee Country club who went to Scottrbluff last Sun day as the guests of the Tlatte valley club, failed in, most instances to bring their golf scorecards back with themi Kishigo, the Alliance profesh, and Madscn and George M in tier were said to", be' the only Alliance players who achieved victory over their Scottsblutf opponents. All the others remained silent, or comparatively silent. . The Scottsbluff players, however, not only defeated the Alliance men, but turned the results in to the news papers. The Daily News speaks of "revised totals" and credits only two of the Alliance men with victories. Its account of the contest follows: "Scottsbluff golfers overwhelmed Alliance visitors Sunday on the coun try club links, according to revised totals made public today. The victory was by 116 strokes up, and only two of the Alliance visitors defeated the local golfers. "These were Kishigo; the Alliance professional who defeated Springer, 2 up; and Madsen, who defeated Lynn Thompson, 2 up. "James Martin of the Scottsbluff team scored the most striking victory, defeating Minor of Alliance, 9 up. "Cards of the others, with the Alli ance men named first, were: Jeffrey 91, Seller 87; R. Beckwith 103, George Babcock 82; Dickinson 95, Schwaner 84; Abegg 87, Haver 94; Ganta r6, Beck 47; Meyer 96, D. Martindale 92; Mallory 91, Hrubesky 87; Walker 98, Crawford 90; Reddish 100, Hannon 92; Maxfield 115, Barger 9G; Bevington 97, Charles Schwaner 96; Beckwith 104, Graves 88; MinUer 111, Neff 100." Mrs. W. U. Pate is visiting in Scotts bluff at the home of Mrs. E, C. Smith. WEARY WILLIES BY THE SCORE INFLUX OF lifrBOKS INCREASING , EVERY DAY, . ... Mont A thnt Turn Up their Noses at Offcrt to Work Rumors of Walkout of Harvesters. Alliance, always a favorite resting pface for the genus wftno hobo, is getting more and more popular as a summer resort for the weary Willies. Du'fiftg' the past three months, the po- h-y int lhm nnvHnir mi ahrtut oi a lad wno has signed his name on an I. W. W. memliership card with the muzzle of a pistol pressed against hi back. These stories do not seem to fit in with the hoboes who make Alliance. There are few fights of any kind, and the men how no disposition to talk back when the officers ask them to move on. They promise to leave, and immediately hunt the shade aguin. Last week there was a story of har-ve.-t hands, recruited from among the traveling population, who struck for hijrher wages. Thursday a rumor was iroing around to the effect that the fused to work over eight houra, and had tjuit when the farmers insisted on nwe-nour nay, even wnen uiry were offered pay for the extra hour. An other rumor has it that they were em ployed on the Burlington laying new steel between Alliance and Heming ford. There are plenty of floaters in Alli ance, but talk of work seems to worry most of them. A woman from one of the nearby ranches was in the city Inursduy, attempting to interest tne weary ones in going to work on a hay ranch. - She offered $50 a month and keep for their services during the hay ing season, and although she inter viewed thirty or ; more prospects couldn't find a man who was interested in going to work at that figure, which is regarded as pretty fair pay these days. AUTOMOBILES COLLIDE. The little daughter of Frank Abegg was injured, but not seriously, Thurs day evening when thrown against the side of the car driven by her father. Abegg was driving west on Third street, and at Laramie intersection drove into the Charles Nation car. A third car which was rambling from the west in quite a hurry was the cause of the trouble, and the driver iLdn't wait to see what had happened TfflfffiKMWti inCTTCD TIMrO ULI I Lit IIUCO AHEAD FOR THE' POTASH PLANTS PRESENT OUTLOOK REGARDED AS ENCOURAGING Possibility That Fertiliser Compaq May Soon Rename Manufac luring Operations Maybe the potash outlook Isn't ft bad as it has seemed the past five six months. A writer in yesterday's State Journal has it all figured eufc that there's a silver lining somewhere in the cloud, and that sooner or later the smokestacks in the potash towns will have something to do beside guard the -eandhills. The Journal says: . The owners of those potash plants in Nebraska that have so far weath ered the money stringency feel much encouraged over the present outlook, although they admit there are a um ber of obstacles yet to hurdle. Th plants were shut down primarily be cause the fertilizer companies, their principal customers, ceased operation. This was caused by the poor price cot- ton was bringing, and the inability t cotton planters, the chief purchaser . of fertilizers, to buy. The planter do business on credit largely, and had failed to pay for, their previous order of fertiliser. The result was that th fertilizer companies, big as they are, held much frozen credit that they had to quit. J. The fertilizer publication ' talk,- cheerfully of a resumption manvii facturing, with the financUl stiiejjencV ending and the planters getthfr rtadhV to order, Sulphate of nM8aTr ra. lia univi'ichS r frtrMrnriic- In th detjUirid or tnri market flg'd'rt, tta can-made potash is expected to be re . sumen. ine Uerman publication show that prices there have had to b Mtn, ;d-f fJiyiro from th work. -5a and others lnicxrH thia mUMsi German competition lesa" midable. The Forcliey tariT, bill Car- " fe.4 a protect'on of 50 cents a unit potaRh for a certain period of yearn If the plants resume in the near iW ture they will find production cost greHtly cheapened, fuel oil being about a sixth of what it was at the peak and coal ubout half. The great cost in Ne braska potash-making is that for dry ing or for evaporating, and that ia what consumed oil and coal. Labor is also cheaper. No question has ever been raised of lh solvency of the plants at HoTlanl or Lakeside, both of which made big; money during war times, and there is or two at Antioch that were not caught in the ebb tide of finance. An other has gone through a receivership, was sold and is in new hands. At Lakeside, the plant owned by th - -Hords, drilling for oil is in progress. The Hord interests can command all ' the money they need, and the drilling is being pushed at high speed. Oil there would solve one bitr item of nm. duction cost for the future. The American plant was partly de stroyed by fire. The insurance com panies paid over $100,000 on Dolielm. and there is a claim against the Burl ington for the remainder of the dam age, est' mated by owners at a total of $350,000. The American and West ern plants are owned by Lincoln par ties largely, and the parent comp&ay is in a receiver's hands, but its affair are being held in status quo awaitiajg developments in the situation. . : One Alliance Youth ' Will Attend Citizens' Camp at Fort Sneiling Clarence G. Kniest of Alliance is tha one youth who wa3 fortunate enough, to be included in the list of those ap proved for the citizens' military train ing camp this summer. There wen twentyrfive or more who made appli cation. It appears that there was a big surplus of applications anil it waa necessary to select the successful can didates by lot, the state being divided uu into several districts and the named of candidates from these district being thrown into a hat This ex plains why it happens that sora smaller cities than Alliance had much larger number of successful ap plicants. A large maiority of the 112 youn;. Nebraskans whose applications for ad mission to the camp at Fort Snellin. Minn., were submitted are students, ae- cormngto information made public by Major Fred Lemmon, who had charge ' of enlisting men from thia state. Newspaper men, farmers and men fol lowing other lines of work in civilian life are included in Nebraska's qoot to the encampment, but of the total, eighty ar estudents from various part of the state. Kenneth Bicknell suffered an injured) ' foot at the Country club grounds Wed nesday afternoon, when his foot slip ped and camedn contact with a scrap er. The wound was dressed, but it will be some time before he will b able to resume work. .